Healthy Snacks to Have on Hand

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 14, 2014

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We love snacking more than eating meals. Snacking should be done right to ensure that your energy levels stay up and your nutritional needs remain fulfilled
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    Healthy Snacks

    We love to snack more than we want to eat. Our snacking habits may sometimes pose health risk as they could add too many calories and too few nutrients to our diets. Snacking should be done right to ensure that your energy levels stay up and your nutritional needs remain fulfilled. (Image source:Getty)

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    Apple

    Any fruit is going to make a great snack, but apple is considered to be the healthiest fruit. The super-fruit helps sustain your energy and hunger levels for long besides giving you health benefits. (Image source:Getty)

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    Popcorn

    Popcorn is a family-friendly snack. A bowl of popcorn helps you tuck into protein. Moreover, it is loaded with fibre and antioxidants.  Throw out those snackers and cookies. Bring on the popcorn! (Image source:Getty)

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    Nuts

    Nuts are a healthy unsaturated fat. Peanuts or mixed nuts satisfy the appetite. However, they should be eaten sparingly owing to their high fat content. (Image source:Getty)

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    Veggie Platter

    A platter of various vegetables is one healthy option when hunger pang strikes you. Include the veggies you know your child likes and you can also add new ones for trial. (Image source:Getty)

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    Fruit Salad

    A salad of fresh sliced apples, pieces of orange or grapes work great as snacks. Have fresh fruit with easy-to-reach containers in the refrigerator. (Image source:Getty)

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    Milk and Milk Products

    We need calcium to form and maintain healthy teeth and bones. A variety of dairy products (yoghurt and cheese strings) can be eaten with any other snack such as nuts or fruits. (Image source:Getty)

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    Whole Grain Snacks

    Whole grain snacks are not just filling but helps one meet the daily nutritional requirements, especially for fibre. These can be combined with low-fat dips to make them tastier. (Image source:Getty)

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    Mini sandwich

    Whole grain bread has many a nutritional benefit. Plus, vegetables such as lettuce and a portion of lean meat make mini-sandwich a healthier snacking option. (Image source:Getty)

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    Smoothies

    Milkshakes and smoothies are excellent snacking options. You can use your favourite fruits along with yogurt, flax oil or other healthy fat options to make a sweet tasting smoothie. A smoothie will keep you satiated between the meals. (Image source:Getty)

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    Hardboiled eggs

    You can pack hard-boiled eggs for work, and have them when you are hungry. Boiled eggs are not only the simplest thing you could possibly cook, but also one of the most healthful snacking options. (Image source:Getty)

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